Sports Medicine in 140 Characters

I love Twitter. It is a great source for breaking news and people’s immediate reactions to that news. It is a great source for networking. And it’s just fun. If I have two minutes waiting in line, you can bet that I have Twitter open on my phone.

Social media iconsI thought it would be fun to write a post listing some great tweets that I’ve found about a variety of topics in sports medicine. I got the idea from a regular post by Jane Friedman listing the Best Tweets for Writers. I haven’t decided if I will make it a regular column (or how frequently, if I do write it regularly), so let me know if you like it. And if there is a tweet I missed or someone I should follow who writes great sports medicine tweets, leave it in the Comments section below.

The increase is single sport focused young athletes has one mom especially worried…and she hopes you are too

Why @sanjayguptacnn wanted to tell the story of concussions in young players. via @cnnhealth

Learn more about Platelet Rich Plasma therapy via @hjluks

Top ten nutrition tips for sports active kids?

Possible link between #music and #pain control

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Kinesio tape on shoulder@theRotater
KT tape instructions for rotator cuff…are you a believer?

Suggestions for first aid treatment of an injured knee include: Stop your activity immediately. Don’t work through’ the pain.

Being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t keep up an #exercise routine. Here’s a great article on training thru #pregnancy

Triathletes: Try these tips for staying warm in the pool, on the bike, and on your runs this season

A hop, skip and a jump can help slow bone loss in woman over 30!

Forcing kids to be active may satisfy adults in the short term but does nothing to turn kids on to a lifetime of physical activity

Understand the general principles of periodization.

Study shows combination treatment with PRP improves chronic tendinopathy pain

10 Foods and Food Tips That Will Help You Sleep

What is an effective and affordable way for youth athletes to train w/o spending tons of money?

Read the latest on evolving technology aiding in concussion detection.

Participation in Athletic Activities May Be Associated w/ Later Development of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Running Foot Pain or Foot Stress Fracture?

ACL Injury Prevention Training n Female Athletes: A Syst Rev of Injury Reduct and Results of Athletic Performance Tests via @Sports_Health

Youth pitcher and dad@TheTrophyMom
7 Tips for being the parent that every coach (and kid) loves! via @Coach4Youth

Partial versus Complete Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears

A public health perspective on physical activity after total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis via @thekneedoc

Watch last night’s discussion between Dr. Sanjay Gupta & Dr. Drew about youth concussions.

When you see the humeral head almost touching the acromion bone above, Dx is massive rotator cuff tear.

Courts designed for 10&under tennis play – Great vision toward progressive long-term athlete development and health!

70% of how we age is directly controlled by the lifestyle choices we make …we R NOT victims of the future…we own it…GET OFF the COUCH

The latest 11 Blade Blog is up! My take on platform training shoes.

Well Blog: How Exercise May Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay via @nytimeshealth

Surgeons: Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt.” We’re actually usually right. #justsayin in reply @medschooladvice @WomenSurgeons

Looking for a sports med doc? Take care of what ails ya and find someone in your area with our search

@DrDavidGeier great topic one that I great concern about. #Onesporters make trainers money, give me patients and you surgery & retire early

Comments? Questions? Share your thoughts below or follow me on Twitter! I want to offer special thanks to Stephanie Coffin for assistance with this post and Odette Rousseau for its title.

9 Responses to Sports Medicine in 140 Characters

  1. David: That’s a great resource. Thanks!

    Another one to consider is @sportsmedres Peer-reviewed posts and discussions regarding the latest research relevant to clinicians and students interested in sports medicine.

  2. Hi Dr. Geier,

    Thank you very much for including us ( @theRotater ) with such a great list of quality twittaholics….we’ll be sure to add everyome we’re not already following. It’s a great post.

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